We're now building simple pusher fan kits that bolt to many small jon boats. Cruise through shallow water with submerged debris and vegetation with no moving parts in the water! Our first model is the Bandit 44, and we're also developing a lower power tiller-steered Bandit 28 and a higher power Bandit 60 for larger jon boats such as 1448, 1648, 1754, etc.

Airdrive kits come with the complete welded frame and guard assembly, mounting brackets, propeller, belt reduction drive, rudders, and controls and cables. For the kits that include an engine, we drop ship the engine and side-mount muffler directly to you.
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Bandit 44 Specifications
Boats 1236, 1240, 1436, 1440, or similar jon boats
Engine Predator 22 hp, Briggs Vanguard 23 hp, Kohler 25 hp, Kohler 26.5 hp EFI
Propeller 44" diameter 3 blade
Speed 15-25 mph (depending on boat size and payload)
Weight 180-200 lbs (depending on engine choice)
Fuel burn 1 gallon per hour
Bandit 44 Pricing
1. Airdrive only (not including engine) $3400
2. Briggs Vanguard 23 hp $4950
3. Kohler 26.5 hp EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) $5400

Bandit Airdrive features:
1. Welded steel construction
2. Low-mounted engine maintains boat stability
3. Durable powder coat finish
4. Installs using 4 simple brackets on the transom and gunnels
5. 4 point mounting system with vibration dampeners result in smooth ride
6. No moving parts in the water to hit submerged debris
7. Can use most engines in the 20-28 hp range including Kohler, Honda, Briggs, Predator, and more
8. Running gear is all stainless steel and aluminum for superior corrosion resistance
9. High performance propeller used on hovercraft and small aircraft

For more details, call us at 817-944-1957 or send us an email!

See the Bandit Airdrive in action on a 1436 jon boat:

Standard airdrive packages include:
Engine, engine mount, guard, jon boat adapter brackets, shock absorbing mounts, belt reduction drive, propeller, fan, rudder, airboat-style control joystick, throttle lever, steering cable, throttle cable, digital tachometer, lanyard kill switch. Just add a fuel tank and starter battery!

Bandit airdrive pusher fan